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Valleys Velo

28/09/2014 - Dare Valley Country Park Aberdare Mid Glamorgan - Sportive

Rating: 96.6% based on 67 reviews - Rate this Event Now
Previous Years Rating: 98.5% based on 18 reviews

This Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 100.000%

AlanHaycox wrote:


Rated Event: 80.000%

MichaelOpina wrote:


Rated Event: 95.556%

SteveGreenway wrote:

Superb sportive, probably the best I have done. Only spoilt by the idiots spreading tacks on the road which by the way was well dealt with by the organisers. Friendliness of the people, support on the route and food at the end were great bonuses.

Rated Event: 93.333%

RichardBurton wrote:

Only my second sportive and although I ride these hills on a regular basis ( never altogether mind) I had a fantastic morning and so did my wife following the ride by car, I will definatly be back next year, already entered.

Rated Event: 92.222%

Shaun "Billy" Williams wrote:

A fantastic Sportive, I do at least seven others a year, and this is by far my favorite. A real tough grind in fantastic scenery. Although run on a small scale, unlike larger events with big name sponsorship, this event is very well organised and run. I do worry about this event getting too big and commercial because I really do feel this is an intimate event that really pulls folk together. I have no real criticism (other than the riders who litter the route with empty gel pouches) and I only offer the following comments to verify my 'sub 10' scores above. I do understand that these are just MY feelings....
Feed stops; Although it was all that was needed, and correct, more choice of foodstuff and fluids would be nice, though I do understand that may require further costs, or sponsorship of a provider.
Timing: I would much prefer the helmet sticker method on other sportives.
Support; I didn't need it so cannot really comment, but I was impressed how often I saw the van around the route.
Website; I had problems trying to use the Si bookings (which may well of been my own fault?)

Rated Event: 78.889%

DaveWatson wrote:

Super events .. Good routes .. Very friendly .. Timing chip system need work .... Venue layout needs work (lots of cars and people around when finishing) ... But a Great Event .. Thankyou:-)

Rated Event: 97.778%

ChrisJones wrote:

Fantastic event, well arganised

Rated Event: 100.000%

DavidSingleton wrote:

Great Event. Well organised. Will definitely be doing it again!!

Rated Event: 91.111%

Pebble wrote:

Excellent event that I will do again and again :)

Rated Event: 97.778%

AndrewHill wrote:

I enjoyed every minute of the sportive apart from the drawing pins on the Bwlch but that incident was out of the organisers hands!

Rated Event: 100.000%

EmmaFeehan wrote:

Excellent value for money, brilliant organisation and amazing marshalls. The whole course was clearly signposted and the route itself is exceptionally beautiful. The race HQ had everything you could need; ample parking, toilets, etc. Cannot recommend it highly enough!

Rated Event: 100.000%

MikeJones wrote:

Facilities at the start/finish superb. Challenging course, well signed and marshalled. Had a fantastic time.

Rated Event: 86.667%

for the love of hills wrote:

Cracking views and scenery with excellent climbs!

Rated Event: 95.556%

RichardManning wrote:

Brilliant route & amazing weather. Shame some idiots thought it was a good idea to put tacks on the descent of Bwlch.... I'll be signing up for next year though :)

Rated Event: 100.000%

darranhessey wrote:

Outstanding day everything you wanted and more hot and cold food and drinks, clothes, free massage at the finish, well done to jamie and the staff at the bike doctor and all the marshalls for making it a great day

Rated Event: 100.000%

MarieClairehopkin wrote:

As a first timer in a velo it was a great experience from beginning to end.

Rated Event: 95.556%

StephenJones wrote:

Still new to this cycling game and while it hurt what a fantastic course and a superbly well organised event - already watching for entries to open for next year

Rated Event: 96.667%

RobertSmith wrote:

First Valleys Velo but not my last!!! Not a long course by sportive standards but definately tough, Would definately be on my Bucket List of sportives. Completed the Epic route taking in all the iconic mountains and climbs in the South Wales Valleys.
To sum it up in a word.....TIDY.

Rated Event: 100.000%

Jeremywilcox wrote:

First time to ride the Velo, cracking route, friendly riders, back next year!

Rated Event: 71.111%

MikeWilliams wrote:

Tough old course! I'm all for climbs but some more flats and descents to get your breath back would be nice!

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